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Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

 -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  April 1956 (USA)
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With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

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Jeremy Rodock is a tough horse rancher who strings up rustlers soon as look at them. Fresh out of Pennsylvania, Steve Miller finds it hard to get used to Rodock's ways, although he takes an immediate shine to his Greek girl Jocasta. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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TOUGH AS A DESERT CACTUS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Grace Kelly was originally cast by Metro in the film, but her upcoming marriage caused her to be replaced by Irene Papas. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Rodock: I'm sorry you're so hard, boy.
Lars Peterson: I learned through you.
Jeremy Rodock: Then I'm sorry for both of us.
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.30 (1956) See more »

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Rough Wrangler
Written by Stan Jones
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A Great Romantic and Dramatic Western
28 October 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While riding his horse through the Wyoming, the Pennsylvania's youngster Steve Miller (Don Dubbins) saves the tough rancher Jeremy Rodock (James Cagney) from two horse thieves. Rodock offers a job of horse trainer to Steve and brings him to his ranch. Steve meets Jocasta Constantine (Irene papas), a young woman with a dubious past that lives with Rodock and soon he falls in unrequited love for her. Further, he learns that Rodock has a code where horse thieves are hanged by him without any trial.

Jocasta unsuccessfully tries to convince Steve to return to his family in Pennsylvania. Further, she asks Rodock to stop hanging thieves. When Rodock's foreman McNulty (Stephen McNally) flirts with Jocasta, he is fired by Rodock and plots a vengeance with Rodock's enemy, his neighbor Lars Peterson (Vic Morrow). Now the old rancher has to decide whether he will insist on his code of justice and lose Jocasta or whether he will change his behavior.

"Tribute to a Bad Man" is a western with James Cagney in the role of a vigilante in a place with no law. This feature introduces Irene Papas in the role of a woman with dubious past but also with strong personality and self-respect. Don Dubbins is the character that will change James Cagney's one with his naiveness and sense of justice. The result is a great and unknown romantic and dramatic western. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Honra à um Homem Mau" ("Honor to a Bad Man")


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